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7118 Cortez Road, Bradenton, FL
9417926071
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Ranked #29 of 407 Restaurants in Bradenton
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American, Diner, Healthy, Café
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: First Watch specializes in delicious creations freshly-prepared to order. Their fresh, award-winning Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch dishes are made using only the best ingredients without the use of heat lamps or deep fryers. The best part is their creative menu features traditional favorites like omelets, pancakes, salads and sandwiches.
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English first
Bradenton
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Good food. Moderate Speed of service but attentive waitresses. Breakfast / Lunch only. Has specials.

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed your meal with us! Thank you for visiting! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

First of all you are greeted at the opened door. Seating is quick except on busy Sunday or Holidays. The servers are great food has always arrived as ordered. Food is very tasty. My favorite is the Cinnebon pancake. It is seasonal so need to take advantage when it is on the menu. Pumpkin pancakes are good in the fall.... More

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Thank you for all your visits! We are pleased to hear how much you enjoy our tasty food, especially our seasonal pancakes. Yum! We hope to see you again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Bradenton, Florida
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My family and I love going to breakfast here. But, be sure to get there before the rush on Sunday's or you could have a wait. The food and ingredients are high quality and they have a great variety and very good kid's options. They are very professional and friendly and it is a very clean restaurant.

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

We are honored to be a favorite breakfast stop for you and your family! It is great to know our delicious food, made from the best ingredients, keep you coming back! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Sarasota, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is an excellent place with many healthy options to choose from. They have a wide variety of normal food as well. The selection is amazing and the food is great every time with moderate pricing.

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

We are so happy you love our extensive menu and delicious food. Thank you! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Gibsonburg, Ohio
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This restaurant has a delicious selection of food. I recently visited and had shrimp and grits. It had so many great flavors. The atmosphere was very nice and their unique coffee was delicious.

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Thank you! We're so happy you always enjoy our amazing flavors and experience. We hope to see you for another great meal soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Bradenton, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I gave this place several tries over the past year - year and a half! Now I only return if the people I am with want to go. I find the food and the menu boring and bland. Everything is cooked correctly, it just is under seasoned. There are several other breakfast / lunch places along Cortez Road that are... More

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

bighouse1953 - Thank you for all of your visits over the past year. We are sorry to hear our food has missed the mark for you. We take our fresh flavors very serious, so your comments will be shared with our culinary team. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Bradenton, United States
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We eat here - First Watch, Cortez Road - regularly after church. The service is always excellent and the food is always fresh and very good. My husband loves their French toast; I like the luncheon salads with chicken and their chicken sandwich. The great thing here - you can order either lunch or breakfast and not worry about it... More

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Anna D - We appreciate you and all of your visits! We are happy you enjoy so many of our breakfast and lunch dishes, at any time of the day! We look forward to seeing you after church again soon. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Bradenton, Florida
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It is amazing that it is a chain. It feels like a nice cafe. Food is great and service as well. Some unusual offerings on their menu, kind of like a surprise when you see some of the choices. Only problem is not accepting resrvations for larger groups. Makes it difficult to sit together whereas if they accepted resrvations they... More

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

travelerA5324HR - Thank you! We are very happy you consistently enjoy our food, service and atmosphere. We will also share your suggestion about reservations with our team and appreciate your feedback! We hope to see you again very soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Pendleton, NY
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

When on vacation in Bradenton, First Watch is always a must. Actually, we usually hit this spot two or three times per trip depending on how long we're in town! It looks brand new/very modern and is always immaculate. The waitstaff is friendly and efficient. The menu has all delicious breakfast items you would expect and they are not overly... More

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

docmarten01 - Thank you for all your visits! It's great to know our fresh, tasty and made-to-order food and friendly service keeps you coming back whenever you're in town. We look forward to your next visit! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Allentown
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This bistro is worth the drive. The food is fresh, and very well prepared. The menu is inventive. With lots of different dishes, everyone in your party is sure to find something they like. Our party of 4, teenager to elderly grandparent, all found sandwiches, soups, and salads that we loved and shared with each other.

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Wyyll - It is wonderful to know our tasty food was worth the drive! We are very happy the whole family found something to satisfy their cravings on our menu. We hope to see you all again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

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Additional Information about FirstWatch

Address: 7118 Cortez Road, Bradenton, FL
Phone Number: 9417926071
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Bradenton
Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
Cuisine: American, Diner, Healthy, Café

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